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    What to Expect
    Explore the historic streets and fascinating culture of ancient Kyoto on a pedal-powered tour driven by an informative guide. Sit back and relax as your driver whisks you past some of the most fascinating sites in this former imperial capital.
    Start your trip by meeting your guide at a time of your choosing from either Arashiyama or Higashiyama (please select your preferable duration and location at checkout). From there, climb aboard your authentic rickshaw, a two passenger vehicle invented in Japan in the 19th century. This relaxed ride offers the perfect up-close method to view some of the most notable temples and streets of historic Kyoto, many of which can be difficult to explore on foot due to the distances between them. Along the way your guide will share various details about the history and importance of the town’s principal attractions.
    Among the attractions you might visit during your ride are Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Nonomiya Shrine, Rakushisya’s Cottage (home of one of Japan’s most renowned poets), Heian Jingu Shrine, Oyashiki Street and Nanzen-Ji Buddhist temple. For a full itinerary description, review the two options listed below.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: 1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan
    2: Ebisuya Higashiyama, Japan, 〒605-0864 Kyoto, 京都市東山区Higashiyama-ku, Shimokawarachō, 遊行前町558−9
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Rickshaw ride
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Gio-ji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Daikaku-ji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Nisonin
    • Entry/Admission - Jojakkoji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Seiryoji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Adult pricing applies to age 7 and over
    • Children 6 years and under may sit on an adult’s lap (one child per adult)
    • A maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw. Up to 2 children, 6 years and under, can ride with 2 adults (children have to ride on an adult's lap)
    • While rickshaws are able to fit two adults, each rickshaw is 29.1 inches (74 centimeters) wide, and it is sometimes more comfortable to book individual rickshaws for each passenger. For passengers of size, we recommend booking a rickshaw for each participant to ensure a comfortable ride. Passengers who do not both fit in one rickshaw but wish to participate in a tour at the same time will be required to purchase an additional rickshaw, which may not be available on the date of the tour with an English-speaking guide if not booked in advance. Those customers who do not purchase an additional rickshaw at the time of booking cannot be guaranteed availability
    • Please select your preferable itinerary and duration option at checkout
    • Wheelchair- and stroller-friendly
    • This tour can be customized depending on your interests
    • Tour will run later during the listed dates below (time is subject to change, please contact the local operator for further information):
    • Arashiyama: Summer hour (5/1 to 8/30) - until 6pm; Hanatouro (12/11 to 12/20) - until 8pm
    • Higashiyama: Hanatouro (3/6 to 3/15) - until 9pm; Cherry blossom light-up (3/28 to 4/12) - until 9pm; Summer hour (5/1 to 8/30) - until 6pm; Autumn foliage light-up (11/14 to 12/6) - until 9pm
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Selected starting time is not automatically guaranteed. The time will be confirmed by email within 24 hours of booking.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If a child 6 years will be using one of the two seats of the rickshaw, it must book as an adult.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Nice to meet u Takuto,It’s a amazing travel in Japan。You are excellent 。Wish you keep passion &healthy。I believe you can succeed at every area 。

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Inspire803815
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had the best time on our rickshaw ride in Kyoto. Every driver was superb, friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Our driver was Takuto and he was wonderful! I can't recommend this company enough.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank tlondon1975
    Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear tlondon1975, Thank you very much for taking a rickshaw tour with Ebisuya Higashiyama. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with our guide Takuto. Kyoto is a rather small city, but it is filled to the brim with history, culture...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Three of us went in 2 rickshaws. Hubby in one and my daughter 15 and me in the other. Really enjoyed it. Great photos. It is quite pricey for half an hour, but don’t regret it one bit. Has to be done on holiday! Don’t...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Joanne E
    Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Joanne, Thank you very much for taking the rickshaw tour with us in Kyoto Arashiyama the other day! It is great to hear that all of you, including your 15 year old daughter enjoyed the 30min tour in Kyoto Arashiyama! Hopefully the pictures your...More

    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    There was a sign with our (my granddaughter & me) names welcoming us. Ebisuya was very helpful ahead of time to let us know where and how to find them. Once there, our driver Masahiro Fukuchi was so nice and polite and spoke good English....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank maryannk877
    Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Mary Ann, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! Thank you very much for taking the rickshaw tour with us in the first place! Since Japan in general can be a bit overwhelming and to make finding the meeting location for the rickshaw...More

    Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

    Started off walking through the bamboo forest. It was very humid and wet this day with a lot of tourist about. Just following the trail, we came across Yuichi, an English speaking Japanese man. Very friendly and helpful with his knowledge of the surrounding area....More

    Thank KorinCaT
    Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

    Dear Tim, Thank you very much for taking the rickshaw tour with us in Kyoto Arashiyama. Your guide Yuichi was very happy to read your review. The rickshaw is suitable for all weather conditions. In the winter you will be kept warm, on rainy days...More

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